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Cubana Chief Priest: Court adjourns Naira abuse case

Pascal Okechukwu also known as Cubana Chief Priest | File Image

By Shola Aderemi

For those awaiting the speedy trial of celebrity businessman, Pascal Okechukwu aka Cubana Chief Priest, for alleged abuse of the Naira, they have to wait longer.

Reason: The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday June 5, 2024, adjourned the case till June 25 for further hearing at the instance of the defendant, who was absent but had written a letter seeking an adjournment of the case.

The letter was dated June 4, 2024 and written by the law firm of Classicus & Dewlight on behalf of Cubana Chief Priest.

In the letter, the lawyers reminded the court that at the last sitting, parties had agreed on exploring an out-of-court settlement.

They also informed the court that the talks had been productive and parties would conclude discussions soonest.

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The letter reads in part: “Therefore, in the spirit of settlement, we have reached a consensus with the prosecution to further engage in negotiations, hence, hereby harmoniously request Your Lordship to vacate the matter for tomorrow the 5th Day of June 2024 to enable parties conclude alternative settlement and oblige us with a further date for report of settlement and possibly; conclusion of proceedings in limine.

“We humbly crave Your Lordship’s kind indulgence for further adjournment till the 25″, 26″, 27″ and or 28′” Day of June, 2024 for report of settlement.”

With no objections from the prosecution, the court granted an adjournment till June 25 for a report of settlement.

Recall that on April 17, 2024, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Okechukwu on a three-count charge of allegedly spraying and tampering with the Naira notes during a social event at the Eko Hotel in Lagos.

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